IN SAGUARO’S SHADOW and TOO MANY MIRACLES
by Ernie Schusky
Ernie Schusky had two novels published in 2012. One publisher took three years to publish; the other, Wheatmark, took nine months. You may have seen mention of IN SAGUARO’S SHADOW. THE DAILY STAR listed it as one of the ten best books by local authors for 2012. Two Tohono O’odham protagonists vie with each other over registration for the draft in 1940. Like most conflicts between whites and Indians, the incident has its tragic and comic moments.
The other novel, TOO MANY MIRACLES, is about Yaquis in Sonora. An agricultural priest confronts an evangelical priest converting villagers to cash crops in order to save their souls.
More details at ernestschusky.com
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42. No. 1, February/March 2013
ANTHROPOLOGY SOUTHWEST INDIANS Southwest Indian Historical Fiction
Books by Ernest Schusky, Ph.D.
IN SAGUARO’S SHADOW (Tohono O’odham)
TOO MANY MIRACLES (Yaqui)
RETURN TO BEAUTY (Dene or Navajo)
RIDE THE WHIRLDWIND (Pueblo)
SECRETS OF THE MEDICINE POUCH
by Robert Hunton
Robert Hunton’s second book in the “Borderlands Trilogy” has been released by Open Books Press, Bloomington Indiana. SECRETS OF THE MEDICINE POUCH is the continuing story of Tohono O’odham boy, Danny Rivas, and his grandfather, Joseph. The three novels in the series are: GIFT OF THE DESERT DOG, SECRETS OF THE MEDICINE POUCH and COYOTE-MEETER’S ABYSS (coming in 2013).
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41. No. 4 August/September 2012
GIFT OF THE DESERT DOG
by Robert L. Hunton
“…action we associate with thriller writers like Michael Crichton”- Philip Baruth, NPR commentator, Univ. of Vermont professor, author
Tohono O’odham boy and his grandfather cross borderland desert to face the spirits of their ancestors!
YA Middle Grade novel, ages 9-14
(Free teachers’ guide online!)
Details at http://www.openbookspress.com
Available from Ingram, Baker & Taylor,
and publisher direct
FRAGILE PATTERNS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE WESTERN PAPAGUERIA
Edited by Jeffrey H. Altschul and Adrianne G. Rankin. University of Arizona Press
“The western Papagueria refers to the western portion of the traditional homeland of the Tohono O’odham, formerly “Papago,” Native American homeland, in southwest Arizona and northwest Sonora. Occupying the hottest and driest portion of the Sonoran Desert, it is a challenging environment. Nevertheless, the Tohono O’odham, the “Desert People, not only have survived but somehow thrived and developed a rich and varied culture that goes back a long time. Unlike many Native American tribes, their language and culture are still intact. At the time of American expansion, they did not declare war on the United States and did not surrender, yet today have one of the largest reservations in the country. Very readable, interesting and well illustrated, this book is a major contribution to our knowledge of this remarkable people, their culture, envionment and history.” – Sharon Gilbert & Paul Huddy
Celbration of the release of THE SEET SMELL OF HOME- THE LIFE AND ART OF LEONARD F. CHANA
When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday August 29, 2009
Where: Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Musem, Topawa, Ariz., about 10 miles south of Sells. (Head west on Ajo Way, which becomes Arizona 86. Sells is about 60 miles from Tucson.)
Et cetera: The event will open with a performance by Rainbow and Bird Dancers. At 1:30 p.m., Susan Lobo and Barbara Chana will discuss the book and answer questiions. Refreshments from Desert Rain Cafe will be served and there will be music by the Desperados T.O
Another celbration- this at 7:00 p.m. next Friday- is slated at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Lobo and Chana will be available to authorgraph books.
Taken from the Arizona Daily Star Friday, August 28, 2009 Section. Also read major story about the artist and book called O’ODHAM LIFE LATE ARTIST’S WORK AND WORDS FEATURED IN NEW BOOK by Rosalie Robles Crowe